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Youth Technique Class (Ages 8+)
October 18, 2022 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:15 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 13, 2022
Seasonally-themed youth dance classes that explore the human experience within the natural world. Students explore how the motions of water, wind, and trees inspire the natural movements of the human body while they learn to honor the dance within themselves and each other. All sessions dance the rejuvenating and flowing cycles of mother earth and patterns in nature. Themes of autumn include the changing of leaves, Persephone and Demeter, Apollo and Artemis, and the patience of acorns.
Learning Skills In Each Technique Class:
Children explore emotional intention as it is manifested through music and physical movement. Themes include: Leadership and Following, Join and Retreat, Transition, Alone and Together, Nature as Teacher, Myth Based Dances and Improvisation. All dancers are welcome; individual needs will be accommodated. We invite questions and conversations.
Ages 8-12yrs Class Brief
Technical: Patterning; Joining, retreating; Skip hops and turns; Victory leaps; waltzing varied tempos; serpentine path from Solar plexus; initiate movements from solar plexus (physical and emotional); distinguish varied runs and skips
Artistic/Metaphorical: Maintaining connection with partner/gaze; expression of emotion, image; contemplative and expressive variations
Interpersonal Relationships (Social/Emotional): Embodiment of shift between leadership and follower; self and group reverence and respect; access and expression of beauty; understanding of time and place for varied “roles”